Flights between India and Palali to start soon: PM

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Air transportation between India and Palali Airport in Jaffna will start before the end of the year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

Speaking during the inauguration of the work on the Muttur - Batticaloa Road on Saturday, the Prime Minister said flights from India will start operating towards Palali before the end of the year.

"We will use Palali and the Batticaloa airports to bring in tourists," the Prime Minister said.

“I have inquired from the Tourism Development Authority as to how many tourists are expected by the year-end and they told me that two million tourists are expected. Around 2.3 million tourists have arrived by the end of 2018. This means that the tourist industry is slated to pick up since the Easter Sunday attacks," he added.

"We were attacked for increasing VAT but now everyone can see the results of it," he also said. (Yohan Perera in Muttur)

  Comments - 4

  • Mm Sunday, 25 August 2019 08:04 PM

    Yes easier to transport illegal stuff

    Chux Sunday, 25 August 2019 09:06 PM

    You talk rubbish pls understand you reign a relief package where local tour operators can not borrow as a result you will be chased by all workers in the industry soon

    S r singh Tuesday, 27 August 2019 09:25 AM

    Very good plan

    Ahmed Tuesday, 27 August 2019 10:39 AM

    why not a ferry from india to sri lanka


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